Statue of Liberty

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France. Ile-de-france Department. Paris. Original Statue of Liberty on the Île aux Cygnes near the Grenelle Bridge. Given to the city  and inaugurated on July 4, 1889, it looks southwest, downriver along the Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: "IV JUILLET 1776" (July 4, 1776: the United States Declaration of Independence) like the New York statue, and "XIV JUILLET 1789" (July 14, 1789: the storming of the Bastille). Men jogging.  10.06.10 © 2010 Didier Ruef